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Paper w78-1993-2-3:
Information Technology and the Construction Industry: Another Tower of Babel ?

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Alty J L

Information Technology and the Construction Industry: Another Tower of Babel ?

Abstract:The application of information technology (IT) to the construction industry has not been outstandingly successful and does not seem to have produced the benefits which other industries have achieved. A number of reasons for this are highlighted, some already well-known. However some serious mismatches between the technologies and the requirements of the industry are also identified. It is suggested that new developments in multimedia interfaces and computer supported co-operative working may reduce this mismatch and result in a higher level of take-up of the technology.

Keywords:human interface; group working; multimedia; construction industry; groupware

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